Texas bluegrass

Poa arachnifera



Upright stems arise from slender, creeping rootstocks. The base is flat and long with overlapping sheaths that are whitish to purplish in color. The blades are long, heavily veined and boat shaped at the tip. The seed head is oblong and dense to open. The male and female flowers grow on different plants, often at widely separated locations. The male heads are smooth, while those of the female appear fuzzy.

Texas bluegrass is a perennial, cool-season, native - 12 to 36 inches tall.

Decreases with heavy grazing. Good grazing for livestock. Fair grazing for wildlife.


Grows on prairies and open woodlands in protected sites, often under trees and along roadsides.